• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: June 2019

Three-People-Killed-in-Boat-Crash-in-Chambers-CountyChambers County, TX (June 24, 2019) – A deadly boating accident killed three people and several other injured in Chambers County.

According to Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne, the incident happened Sunday around 7:30 p.m. at Hugo Point Park at Old Lost River and Cross Bayou.

The collision involved two boats, carrying a total of 10 people. A large ski boat hit a bass boat. Three of the six on the bass boat died, including the driver.

Among the eight people injured, two were transported via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Injuries range from not life-threatening to critical. Rescue crews had to use boats to reach the victims and bring them back to shore.

Laura Kay Grant, 48, of Mont Belvieu and Williams Robert Bowles, 36, of Baytown were pronounced dead on the scene. Zachary Jackson Miles, 29, Beach City, died at the hospital.

Authorities have charged the driver of the ski boat, 23-year-old Jacob Vernon Breaux of Baytown, with three counts of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle and two counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle with bonds totaling $200,000. Mr. Breaux was not the owner of the boat.

Texas Parks and Wildlife and Chambers County Sheriff’s Office are over the investigation and will review all factors that may have led up to the accident. Police reports will be made available in ten days.

If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, it is important to contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: Click 2 Houston ABC 13

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Hank Stout is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Hank earned his doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been actively trying personal injury cases for over ten years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star from 2012-2014 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas). He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.